Ellen Mueller

Contract Signed With Routledge

by Ellen Mueller on August 28, 2017, no comments

Heather Mahoney, “Untitled,” ink and colored pencil – Copy/Synthesize/Morph exercise (copying Ryoko Akoi and Daniel Zeller) for Intermediate Drawing, 4 drawings approximately 8”x10” each, 2010

I’m excited to announce I will be publishing a new textbook, Remixing and Drawing: Sources, Influences, and Styles with Routledge. The contract has been signed, and now the process of wrapping up the text and securing image rights begins! (I’m going to be a little crazy for the rest of the year, just a heads up…)

For this book, remixing is defined as combining various works, or elements of works, to create something new. It introduces students to a wide-ranging timeline of related topics such as appropriation, cultural misappropriation, readymades, collage, photomontage, cut-up method of writing, assemblage, pop art, etc. The goal of the book is to help students understand and execute a comprehensive survey of their own sources, influences, and styles with emphasis on a central repeated assignment: “Copy/Synthesize/Morph” (see sample illustration above).

The content and format of the book is based on a drawing class I have been developing since its first iteration in 2010 (thanks also to classes in 2013 and 2017). I also presented on this subject at the 2014 CAA Conference.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residents Exhibit

by Ellen Mueller on August 26, 2017, no comments

KHNC Residents Exhibit

I just learned that one of my works included in the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Permanent Collection will be on display for the next month in Omaha! If you’re in the Nebraska area, please stop by.

The exhibit will feature works by over fifty visual artists and several writers and composers who have spent time creating work at the KHN program in Nebraska City. KHN Director, Holly McAdams Olson, will share a presentation with current KHN artists on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 7-8 p.m. in the Gallery. The presentation is part of the UNO’s Friends of Art Willson Lecture Series and is also free and open to the public.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residents Exhibition
August 25-September 28, 2017
Uno Art Gallery
in the Weber Fine Arts Building,
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Appointments are available at other times for individuals and groups. Please call or e-mail to arrange a time.

Cornered at WonderRoot in Atlanta

by Ellen Mueller on August 22, 2017, no comments

What it Takes Series - Skirt

My recent series of videos, What It Takes, which I created while in residence at Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, will be featured in Cornered, an exhibition of recent work by members of EyeSplice Collective at WonderRoot in Atlanta.

Artists include: Megan HildebrandtLauren Alyssa HowardMegan Piontkowski, Sara HolwerdaEllen MuellerSarah KellyAngela Lopez, and Sarah Nicole Phillips.

Sept 8 – Oc 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Sept 8, 2017

982 Memorial Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Parsing at HCAC

by Ellen Mueller on August 16, 2017, no comments


Runners, a series of collages I made while I was at Kimmel Harding Nelson Residency, will be featured in Parsing, an exhibition of collage-related works by EyeSplice Collective members at Howard County Arts Council in Maryland.

Artists include: Megan HildebrandtLauren Alyssa HowardMagnolia LaurieCynthia MasonEllen Mueller, Sarah Kelly, and Sarah Nicole Phillips.

Sept 1 – Oc 13, 2017
Gallery hours: M-F 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM
Opening Sept 6, 6:30–9pm

Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-ARTS (2787) TDD 711


Teaching Social Practice Conference

by Ellen Mueller on July 21, 2017, no comments

Teaching Social Practice Conference

Great news! As of today 40 people have registered for the Teaching Social Practice Conference. They are coming from far and wide: MA, RI, CT, TX, NY, OR, OH, CO, ME, NC, IA, and IN.

Making the conference accessible to as many people as possible has been an ongoing effort, which is why we’ve included the Family Project Space (to help people with children attend), and why we distributed three $150 travel stipends to help adjunct/unaffiliated instructors attend (often travel/research funds are unavailable to part-time instructors).

Once we promote this event to the UMass Dartmouth community as well, I think we’ll have a really nice-sized crowd. If you know anyone that might be interested in registering, please spread the word: